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MUTCD: Roadway Traffic Signs

COURSE NO: C05-017
COURSE PROVIDER: Gregory Taylor, P.E.
MUTCD: Roadway Traffic Signs
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses how to effectively use signs to guide roadway traffic, and thereby reduce your liability exposure. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) 2009 Edition will serve as a course reference for the fundamental design principles of traffic signs. It is recognized as the national standard for all traffic control devices installed on any street, highway, bikeway, or private road open to public travel. Any traffic control device design or application contained within it is considered to be in the public domain and available for use.


Nationwide consistency is the goal of the MUTCD by requiring uniform, understandable, and effective devices. This course is intended to serve as guidance and not as an absolute standard or rule. Should there be any discrepancies between the contents of this course and the MUTCD, always follow the MUTCD.


This 5 PDH online course is applicable to traffic or transportation engineers interested in learning how to use the MUTCD Part 2 more effectively for establishing roadway traffic signs. The overall objective is to give engineers and designers an in-depth look at the principles to be considered when selecting signs and designing for traffic control.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the basic requirements of traffic control devices
  • Understanding retroreflectivity
  • Learning about sign categories and usage
  • Understanding the location and placement considerations for signs
  • Learning about the various types of signs and their applications
  • Learning about intersection signing considerations
  • Understanding curve warning sign design
  • Learning about the design and application of object markers
  • Learning about Changeable Message Signs
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document, "MUTCD: Roadway Traffic Signs", which is based on the "Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) 2009 Edition".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
MUTCD: Roadway Traffic Signs (4.9 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire course document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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